My Perfect Childhood

by Ruth Casey
(England)

I remember being took to the cinema for every Harry Potter film. I didn't love it all back then, just liked it. But then when I was about 9 I decided to read the books so that was when all the films were out apart from Half Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows.

As soon as chapter 1 I immediately entered a world that I could call home. The books were, or rather are, amazing and are the best I'd ever read and I regret not having read them before.

Ever since then I have been a hardcore Potter fan and I collect all the merchandise and posters. In fact, anything to do with Harry Potter or says Harry Potter on it, I will buy it.

I am a self confessed Harry Potter nerd. I cried during Deathly Hallows Part 2 at the Prince's tale because I can relate to it as, like Snape, there is someone in my life I have always loved from the first time I saw him. I have been to the wizarding world of Harry Potter at Universal Studios and as soon as I was inside I felt at home, where I felt that I truly belonged there.

But it's not always good...

Since quite a lot of people know about my Harry Potter obsession I tend to get called the Harry Potter freak or just freak, whatever. I get bullied because of it and I was ill in hospital with appendicitis on the night of Deathly Hallows premiere so I couldn't go and I couldn't go to the midnight screening of Deathly Hallows because I was ill then too.

Even after July 15th the magic hasn't ended and never will, Harry Potter is forever in my heart and made my childhood complete...<3

long live the greatest story of all time ...<3

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There's Nothing Wrong with Being a Harry Potter Nerd!
by: Trevor M.

Hey Ruth,

Thanks for your great contribution to this site. I'm so glad you got so much happiness out of the Harry Potter films and books. It looks as though it's been a huge part of your life and will be forever :))

As for the bullies, you need to keep yourself safe of course so you need to be careful who you share your precious memories with. Some are just not worth it.

Most importantly, don't let what they say get you down because I'd wager there's a lot more people in the world that would agree with you about Harry Potter than not.

Additionally, bullies only operate when they can get a reaction from the person being bullied. Two thoughts I think might help is that:

1. Your own opinion of yourself is the most important one, and...

2. What other people think of you is none of your business.

I know that last one sounds strange but when you think of it, it allows you to disassociate yourself from someone else's "stinking thinking", as I like to say.

I hope this helps with the negative people. Keep happy and keep enjoying your love of everything Harry Potter because it's your right and your choice.

Like Hagrid said to Hermione when she was called a mudblood...

"Don't you think on it for one minute!"

Kind regards,
Trevor M.

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